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The Minivator 1000 Key Benefits

  • Maintenance free DC power
  • Easy to use Paddle control
  • Digital status display
  • Smooth start/stop action
  • Lockable isolation switch
  • Swivel Seat
  • Fold-up seat & footrest
  • Infra-red remote controls
  • Safety cut-out sensors
  • Electronic and mechanical braking systems
  • Whisper-quiet operation
  • 25st weight capacity (160kg)
  • Designed for simple installation

The Minivator 1000xxl Additional Benefits

  • An additional 40kg meaning you can confidently accommodate users up to 200kg
  • The Safe Working Load of 200kg is currently the highest available in the market 
  • Central swivel – improved centre of gravity
  • Double arm spacers – increases the width between the arms of the Smart Seat from 550mm to 637mm
  • XXL velcro belt – this extra long black belt has velcro on either end to hold it firmly in place (1100mm longer than the standard velcro belt)
  • Extended seat base as standard – extends the Smart Seat depth from 360mm to 425mm
  • Powered swivel as standard – this makes turning the stairlift seat to get in and out on the landing as easy as possible

Minivator 1000 Features

Your Minivator Simpicity 1000 seat, armrests and footrest can be folded to allow easier passage up and down stairs when it is not in use (see pic).


On Off Switch

As well as a key switch the stairlift is fitted with an on/off switch (see pic) on the bottom, side panel of the lift.

If you intend to be away from home for a long period, and decide to switch off the mains supply, it is important that you also switch off the lift from this on/off switch. This will ensure that the lift batteries will remain charged while you are away.

Operating Paddle

The Minivator stairlift is operated by simply pressing and holding the operating lever in the direction you wish to travel (see pic). The stairlift will automatically stop when the switch is released or the stairlift has reached the end of its travel.

Key Switch

Your Minivator stairlift is fitted with a key switch. The stairlift cannot be operated unless the key is inserted and turned to the on position.


The hand control (see pic) is used to call the lift to either the top/bottom of the stairs or to operate a powered folding hinge where fitted. The control may also be used by an attendant control where the user is unable to operate the stairlift themselves.

Safety Edges

Your stairlift is fitted with safety edges on the bottom of the footrest and on the lift itself that will stop the stairlift should any article become trapped by the footrest or the lift, goin up and coming down.

Seat Swivel

A swivel seat is provided to enable you to mount/dismount the seat more easily at the top of the stairs by swivelling you on to the landing.

An optional powered swivel is available. The powered swivel is standard on the 1000 xxl.

For Additional Technical Specification Please Download:

For Additional Technical Specification Please Download: The Minivator 1000 Leaflet The Minivator 1000 Leaflet

For Additional Technical Specification Please Download: The Minivator 1000 User Manual The Minivator 1000 User Manual

Optional Extras Include:

  • A Manual Hinge Track
  • Powered Hinge Track
  • Power Swivel Seat
  • Powered footrest
  • Choice of upholstery colours

Minivator 1000 Stairlift

Availability: New

The Minivator 1000 stairlift offers you all the basic functions that you would expect plus the option to upgrade to a powered seat swivel and/or folding footplate. With a choice of six upholstery colours the Minivator 1000 will compliment most colour schemes. The slim line track is fitted to the stairs, not the wall, so it is unlikely you will need to redecorate following the installation of your Minivator 1000 stairlift.

A world leader in stairlift manufacture, Minivator has helped thousands of people overcome the problems posed by going up and down their stairs at home. The 1000 straight stairlift offers you all the basic functions that you would expect from a stairlift and, if you have a doorway close to the base of the stairs, you can choose from a manually operated or an automatic hinged track.

Handicare's 1000 straight stairlift comes with the Smart Seat, optional powered features and the sleekest track in the range. It offers a safe, stylish and reliable way of overcoming the problem of getting up and down stairs.

Like all Minivator stairlifts the Minivator 1000 has a battery backup which means it will continue to work in the event of a power cut so you do not need to worry about being stranded up or downstairs.

The compact unit is designed to fold up leaving the staircase free for other users: the slim track maximises clear space on the stairway and can be supplied with a manual or powered hinged track if required.

The Minivator 1000 also comes with two remote controls which means, once folded, you can easily send it to the upstairs charge point freeing up space in your hallway.

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All stairlifts are not the same!

The first thing to remember is that all stair lifts were not created equal! Although there is an ever growing demand for stair lift equipment, it is truly amazing how many out dated products are being installed in peoples homes throughout theUK. This old technology equipment can be troublesome for the user - why? - because it's unreliable. Things have moved on since the days of chain drives and trailing cables.

Modern stair lifts, like the Minivator/Handicare 1000 Stair Lift, are state of the art, in terms of design and manufacture, yet are so simple to install and maintain.

As with most things - there is a baffling amount of choice out there in the marketplace. When choosing a piece of equipment like a stair lift, it is important to ensure that you are making like-for-like comparisons. Think carefully when buying this type of product via the internet. Your first real opportunity to clearly see the features, engineering (and limitations) of your new stair lift, are when it arrives on your doorstep.

Buy with confidence. AMW are members of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA). The BHTA ensures all its members adhere to its strict codes of practice and display commitment to high levels of quality and customer service.